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into next week. >> president obama and mitt romney campaigned once again in the same state two days in a row. tory dunnan joins u live from washington. yesterday it was ohio. where were the candidates taking their message to today? >> they decided to hold events at pretty much the same time. let's take a look hoot the numbers. this is a cnn poll. it shows president obama has a lead over mitt romney 50% to 44%. both decided to criticize each other's economic plans. >> my opponent a big believer in topdown economics. we tried it in the last decade before i was elected president. it didn't work then and it won't work now. >> our economy needs to be reinvigorated and the president has laid out his plan. it's a continuation of the old plan. we can't afford four more years of the last four years, all right? >> reporter: back in 2008 virginia ended up going to obama. he was the first democrat to take the state since 1964. >> troy, both candidates have new ads out. tell us what we can expect to hear in the new campaign ads? >> reporter: let's start with the obama campaign. they release lad scaightsi
. elsewhere, president obama addressed the united nations general assembly where syria and iran took center stage. nbc's steve handles men reports from new york. >> reporter: president obama aimed his u.n. speech at american voters and at most muslims who he said do not hate. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocence. there's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president, but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting and demanded muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who, even when not directly resorting to violence, use hatred of america or the west or israel as the central organizing principle of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad, called for elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be containe
for this wednesday, september 26th. a lot to tell you about including president obama speaking before the u.n.'s general assembly and warning iran that the time for diplomacy is, quote, not unlimited. plus ann romney on leno last night telling jay about the thriftiness of her super rich husband. that clip later in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin on the campaign trail where exactly one week out now from the first presidential debate. and there is brand new polling this morning from three key swing states that will raise major concerns inside the romney campaign. of likely voters, president obama now leads mitt romney by 10 percentage points in the state of ohio. that's a double digit lead in the state no republican has lost and then won the presidency. the president up nine points in florida. that is absolutely a must win state for romney. mr. obama now opening up a 12 point lead in pennsylvania according to this poll. that's a state, though, republicans have all but written off. those numbers echo polling from the "washi
. i was very supportive of both president bush and president obama in afghanistan, mainly because of the hope we can turn around what happens to women. we have the same problem we had in vietnam. when you're working with a corrupt government, people can't work to save themselves, you can't save them no matter what. we need to get out. >> the fight against al qaeda continues not only in afghanistan, but increasingly in north africa. the "washington post" is reporting the white house has held secret meetings to examine the terror group in the region. the al qaeda affiliate there is believed to have gained a large amount of weapons after the revolution in libya. and according to "the post," the white house meetings predate the attacks on the u.s. compound in libya and have included possible strikes against targets in north africa. i think it'll be interesting to hear how these issues are played out in one of the debates, which i believe is focused on foreign policy. i just want the candidates to be asked about this. >> there's also, mika, a front page in the "new york times" that eve
-off at the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama in vegas. >> governor romney is a good debater. i am just ok. >> mitt romney releasing this op-ed about foreign-policy. >> they're trying to be as real as possible. mitt romney has been wearing a suit and tie. trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> the republican nominee trailing the president in a new battleground poll. >> obama has the upper hand, but it is close enough that with a strong performance on wednesday, he could take the lead in the national polls. >> in washington post poll shows the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate even though the race remains tight. >> you have a very close election nationally, obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons for the disparity. >> there's so much voter bloc and. many people have made up their minds. -- lock-in. many people have made up their minds. >> obama has an 11-point lead in swing states. >> metv is coming to wbal +. the network features a wide range of classic programs for all audiences.
weekend before president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first presidential debate. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve
. >> hunkered down in debate camp. president obama is -- we expect limb to be studying intensely. mitt romney last a public event in denver, colorado. then he will go dark until wednesday in colorado. >> reporter: the campaigns have been focused on lowering their debate. mitt romney is talking up the president's victorious record from 2008. president obama's campaign said the president is out of practice compared to romney, referring to the gop primary debates. the one guy who didn't get the memo, new jersey governor chris christie. he hit the sunday morning talk shows, playing up the expectations for mitt romney. >> here's the great news for republicans. we have lap candidate who will do extraordinarily well. he will come am wednesday night, lay out his vision for america, contrast his view and the president's record and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> reporter: this unfiltered confidence may not make much of a splash. a newark ton post poll shows 55% of likely voters think the president will win this debate. only 31% say it will be romney. new this is a
be a burden on the state. >> president obama and mitt romney are getting some practice before going head-to-head on wednesday in the first presidential debate. hallie jackson has more. good morning. >> both candidates are taking these few days to lower expectations. they're talking up the other guy. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just ok. >> and so it continues, setting expectations. >> i think people should expect mitt romney will come in very prepared. >> president obama is a gifted speaker. >> paul ryan downplayed how much this debate may mean to the campaign. >> the campaign has not had a good two weeks. it changes on wednesday night. >> both sides are promising a substantive look on at once the night. a night that will focus on domestic policy. >> we will say where we are as a country and where we need to go. >> john mccain cautioned don't expect any major breakthroughs. >> the candidates are well scripted. >> who is the alpha dog? that is what we want to see. >> mitt romney is holding a rally in denver tonight. president obama is practicing in nevada today and tomorrow a
. on to the presidential race, the are preparing for wednesday inebate denver. a new poll shows voters think t obama will win the upcoming debate and the election. tahman bradley reports that both trying to lower expectations. president obama and mitt romney during a four l showdown on wednesday at presidential debate in denver. s vegas at an la rally, president obama tried to manage expectations. >> i know folks in the media are will have theo zinger. governor romney is a good debater. >> president obama and mitt down fornkering e practice. latest polls show americans debate and the election are the presidents to .ose 63% of registered voters expect obama to win the election. that is his biggest lead so far comes to expectations. actual support among likely voters, the race is much closer, leading romney points.two that's why the debates could be turning point that campaign is hoping for. republican governor chris predicted romney could after a strong showing at wednesday's debate. >> i have confidence that we be shaking our heads saying it's a brand new rates. >> president obama is holding prep in
. >> this is the final weekend before president obama and mitt romney face off in their first debate. the stakes are high and both men will likely spend the next few days mixing campaign debate with campaign preparation. >> 5:11. sometimes there is a quick fix when you're hungry. >> from the best hamburger to the best french fries. >> reports of an accident on 95 through howard county. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers... and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. happy friday. not a bad start. the roads are wet. one problem on southbound 95 at 198. word of a possible accident with lane closures. 295 checks out ok. perhaps take that as an alternate to 95. monument street is closed because of the baltimore book festival. 11 minutes on the other of the no
obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. there's a lot at stake here. the president is explaining where we stand on some of the big issues internationally, but also this is a big issue and a big speech for the president himself politically. >> first thing is first here. we do have an election ahead. i've got a lot of things i want to do in a second term. >> reporter: president obama on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly today. aides say he will focus on the recent unrest in the middle east and the death of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in libya. mitt romney is criticizing him for calling these events bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. >> considering those events, either one of them or all of them c
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and president bush had a very different judgment. >> reporter: mitt romney and president obama are no strangers to debates. combined participated in dozens of debates over the past two election cycles. a lot is at stake this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took
children. we i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.. who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responbisibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about thospeople. i'll never convivince them they should take personal responsibiliby and care for their liveses. >> welcome back. great day to be outside and just breathe in that fall air. refreshing. >> very refreshing. low humidity. a great morning for the 5,000. >> look what we have. a pair of boxers. >> not every day i bring a pair of underwear to the set here. it's for the event the underie 5,000. part of the alliances battle against colon cancer. you see many participants out there today. he did say that they raised about $50,000 in this 5-k today. luckily the weather was perfect for it. yo
. this comes as a new poll says president obama has an eight- point lead. >> tonight the president is in the news for a different reason. >> madonna took to the stage in d.c. why her comments have led to controversy tonight. >> plus, the outrage after the replacement officials. a former president ways into the matter. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are learning the story everyone is talking about. >> this issue even as the president weighing in tonight. >> a very heated. from being the buzz on twitter to the moment -- from the moment the game ended, to even politicians. the replacements in nfl has brought the nations together. -- nationthe final play of the game,there you have it. the officials should have called pass interference. instead, he fought for the ball. it appears he had it first but ruled a touchdown. >> i do not think it was a touchdown. i thought the pass was interceptedi thought the defender hit the ground before. >> give me a break. it is time to get the real roefs. >> it is time to bring back the officials. the two sides me
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. on election day you need to reach 270 for a victory. the tossup states are in yellow. say president obama wins ohio, his numbers go up to 255. say he wins another huge state like florida and he is at 284. all of a sudden it's game over. now you see why the candidates are focused on the buckeye state. >> very different messages for mitt romney and president obama. who are they talking to and where in ohio? >> reporter: mitt romney is in the middle of this campaign bus tour through the state. it's lasting three days. he's doing three campaign rally. this is the latest poll showing president obama with a 51%, 44% lead. >> there's so many in our country that are hurting right now. i want to help them. i know what it takes to get an economy going again. >> reporter: as for the president, this was his 29th trip to ohio before taking office. he held rallies at two college campuses. obama targeted the middle class vote while speaking to supporters at bowling green university. >> we can create 1 million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years with the right policies. that's what i'm fighting for.
at the united nations today, president obama condemned anti-american rioting in the muslim world but called for a deeper look into the causes. >> president obama aimed his united nations speech first at u.s. voters to reassure them that he is handling the twin middle east crises. two weeks are not simply an assault on america. >> crisis one was the attack in libya that caused what -- cost four u.s. lives and the anti american riots throughout the middle east. president obama urged understanding. >> if we are serious about these ideas, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of the crisis. >> also in new york, mitt romney said a big cause is not enough jobs in muslim nations. he promised aid to promote private industry. >> nothing we can do as a nation will make a more permanent change than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> crisis number two is iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> the prime minister of israel is publicly pushin
the medicare trust fund and exceeded its life up to 2024. >> reporter: off the campaign trail, president obama and challenger mitt romney are prepping for their first debate. in practice sessions, romney will get help from ohio senator rob fortman, who will play the role of the president. president obama will look to massachusetts senator john kerry to stand in for romney. behind in recent polls, some campaign watchers say romney has more riding on the debates, as well as more to gain, than the president. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that in effect wins the first debate. >> reporter: wednesday's debate gives both candidates a chance to explain their plans for health care and the economy. drew levinson, cbs news. >> the first of the three presidential debates is wednesday at the university of denver. it will focus on domestic policy. the vice-presidential depates will take place on october 11th . >>> lee boy malvoy has talked to the washington post. he was
for the race to the white house. >> present a of a truck -- president obama address the united nations and it romney is shared the stage with a foe to promote his economic plan. >> recent polling shows the president has the edge when it comes to foreign policy and it romney is working hard to change that. addressing the united nations -- >> a crude and disgusting video -- >> president obama called the violence that left a u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead and attack on america. >> there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> while the speech was liver before foreign leaders, it was also aimed at american voters. >> the fear for obama politically is that america sees him as weak, which is why he gives more of a hard line, firm stance at the united nations today. >> met romney addressed the clinton global initiative, unveiling a new approach to foreign aid that target barriers to investment and trade in developing nations. >> in exchange for removing barriers and opening markets to u.s. investment and trade
. president obama and the presidentprep mill in vegas -- in debate prep mode in the. a weekend visit to church with mitt romney and a practice session with this debate team. >> there tried to be as real as possible. he has been wearing a suit and tie. the are trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> he covers the mitt romney campaign for politico, which shows him trailing for the president. >> president obama has the upper hand but it is close enough that with a strong performance in denver, mitt romney could take the lead in the national polls. >> a washington post poll of the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate. >> well you have a very close election nationally, president obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons were spent for the disparity. >> there is a much broader lock in.'majority of voters do not want more information. that is the context they will be addressing. >> that poll shows obama with an 11 point lead and a dusting states but mitt romney advisers believe many undecided voters are still up for grabs and sa
be a tragedy in itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes on tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al qaeda is on the wane, everything is fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say this was a spon ttaneous demonstrati? >> maybe they thought that at the time? >> on "meet the press" david plouffe was asked by david gregory if politics had anything to do with the administration labeling the assault as terrorism? >> the president's challenger said the president failed to level with the american people and call this a terrorist attack because you had to be concerned about another terrorist attack from al qaeda in the middle east after the president said that al qaeda had been defeated. >> that's preposterous and offensive to say that. as information was received from the intelligence community, it was distributed this president's record on terrorism takes a back seat to no one. >> wa
is already underway. it's a state president obama won in 2008 by more than 6% and where a polling average from real clear politics shows the president up by 4 1/2 points. this follows a busy day on the trail yesterday. both candidates held dueling rallies as they crisscrossed ohio. there mitt romney tried to brush back suggestions his campaign was faltering in the state of ohio after polls showed him trailing the president by ten points. >> i'm very pleased with some polls, less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up and down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i hope to get 50 plus and make sure i become the next president. >> the republican candidates cited two national polls from gallup that he says have the numbers even. but the current nationwide gallup daily tracking poll has president obama lead 50g% to 44%. again that, is a national poll. not terribly significant. romney spent most of the day in ohio trying to repair the damage from the hidden video comments about the 47%. despite his attacks against president obama's health care law, romney highlig
? >> a new poll shows president obama ahead of mitt romney by double digits. they both will be campaigning in the same part of the state today. to theomney's bus tour final stop in a key state. republicans hope to have an opportunity to turn the tide to show romney is the better choice for the economy. >> he had no better idea. it was a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell where many workers like the president's bailout of the auto industry. democrats keep up their attack. >> they act like the recession fell from the sky. whoa. "how did this happen?" >> the president was shift gears -- the president will shift gears. we have been talking about other signs the economy is going in the right direction. housing prices are up in some of the biggest cities. >> president obama is pulling light in ohio. what about other states -- president obama is pulling ahead in ohio. >> we're talking about florida. president obama is ahead of mitt romney 53-54. obama up by 12 in pennsylvania. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> with just a handful of games left in the regular season, t
tickets to the debate where president obama and mitt romney will debate domestic policy issues. the debate is set for wednesday night at 9:00 p.m., and today the president will go to nevada for campaign rallies and debeat prep. then he will visit virginia on friday. president obama is scheduled to speak at a grass roots campaign event in fair fax county. so far no details on where or what time the president will appear. the latest polls show him with a lead over mitt romney in virginia. >> mitt romney will spend today preparing for wednesday's debate. he is expected to appear tomorrow and will stay in the city until after the debate. analyst say wednesday is his best chance to help change the polls. romney is running out of time, david gregory joined us onset, and he says wednesday's debate may be romney's only chance to do just that. >> they represent the last big moment to reach sen tens of millions of people at one time. i think it is a last chance to turn the debate around and the campaign around. if they're in a cycle where they're just reacting to events and looking for an angle, it
by side with president obama. 60 million americans could to an end. -- tune in. they're setting up for the debates in denver, one of mitt romney's biggest backers. >> every time he has been challenged, he has come forward with an outstanding performance. >> mitt romney trails and every battleground state. >> he's got to redefine himself as someone who cares about the average american. he has to show how his policies connect to that caring. he has to show how president obama's policies have not produced a better result than his policies. that is a lot to do in one debate. >> at a rally in nevada last night, president obama denied he is confident. >> governor romney is a good debater. i am just ok. but what i am most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> the candidates -- their campaigns are working harder. of volunteer for president obama. >> the congress he had to work with. >> she is in waterloo, iowa. >> we want to make sure we have a sensible -- >> great. >> would you vote early? >> t-mobile i'm getting votes in t
to downplay expectations.obama says: "romney is a good debater..i'm juut okay." ppesiidnt obama is hhlding debate sessions while in pevadd and mitttromney is prrcticing for he next tww days in denver.ryan says: "anddso what we hope peoole get outtoffthis debate is that choice." most polls indicate president obama is pulling ahead in several key battleground states. ..but a poor debate performance or a gaffe can be huge stumble and many analysts say mitt romney could beebetter prepared afttr mooe than 20 debates during the &pprimaries.lowry says: there are mooents like that when you dont know which way it is going to bounce." boswell says: occober - threeeof the them presiienttal. wednesday evening it's primarily domestic policy for the 90 &pdebates are completed near th pnd of this month there will onll be about 2 eeks of campaign time remaining. in washington craig boswell fox news." earlier we told yyu about the orioles clinching a playoff 19-97.now we are asking if you . think the o's can make it to the world series and win it all. on our facebook paae today are very optim
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debate, president obama and mitt romney are doing the same thing, they are playing down their own debating skills. they are taughting the other's talents, the latest poll shows a close gap. karen traverse has more from washington. >> reporter: this campaign has been going on for nearly two years. finally, it is debate season for the nominees. the time when americans seem to really start paying attention. president obama is rehearsing with john kerry while mitt romney is squaring off against rob portman. both have challenges and check lifts. is working on shorter answers and trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or i am pat. >> they are trying to get him in the mode of being able to answer questions short and to the point. so it is more like his man errisms, style, and the way he comes across. >> reporter: and mitt romney, he has to seem friend li err, after the 47% comments. he needs to show compassion and connect with voters. romney arrived in colorado to continue his
'm the pennsylvanna has not been in the op presidential column in nearly a quarter century and president obama continues to lead theee. as for the bigger picture - a new fox news pool shows f the election were hell ttday 44- percent of likely voters would biden ttcket whhle 3 suppoot the romney - paul ryan team. obama says: "the question is who's plan issbetter for yoo." campaiin cash is on president obama''sagenda today fundraisers in and around waahington.boswell says (oncam tag): "mitt romney heads to booton for a fundraiser thhs evening hen the focus turns to deeate prrps over the plso scheduled to hold debate - first of three debates is the wednesday in denver. in washington craig boswell fox news." there's a possible deeelooment in the decades-old mystery of what happened to labor strrngman jimmy hoffa. ttday, policeeare digging into rrmains of the teamster boss e who vanished in 1975. it comes pfter officers goo a tip that a body may have been buried there around the same time say the radar pcked up on something underneath this shed..... but the police chief is skep
for the white house. we're a few days away from the first debate between barack obama and mitt romney. both candidates are looking for a tense face-to-face showdown and we get the latest -- latest from brian mooar. >> after going to church, mitt romney hunkered down for the first dress rehearsal of the presidential debate. it's an important opportunity to reboot his campaign and reintroduce himself to the american people. >> i think debates matter psychologically to the country and are the most viewed single event in the campaign and i think it's always a burden on the challenger, it isn't about romney but about the challenger. >> and about both campaigns looking for a knockout punch. >> come thursday morning the narrative of this race will change. >> the narrative now is president obama has a lead in all nine of the key battleground states and romney is trying to get back on message. >> we've had some missteps but at the end of the day, the choice is really clear, and we're giving people a very clear choice. >> president obama headed to nevada to polish his performance before the big showd
and the nuclear issue is the imposition of the will of the united states. the president did obama did such on-- touch on the speech. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> obama said time is run willing out-- running out for iran to resolve the dispute. >>> more mosquito spraying to stop the spread of west nile virus. the department of agriculture says people should stay inside during the spraying which will happen around 7:30 weather permitting. storms are expected for the area. 30 people across the state have been diagnosed with west nile. three people have died. >>> people who donate blood are tuning out more than the blood -- finding out more than their blood type. 36 people found out they have west nile while donating blood. the state has 8 deaths in oklahoma and more than 150 illnesses. blood donations facilities test for west nile among other diseases year-round. nurses say whoa wouldn't be surprised if -- say they wouldn't be surprised if more people turned up with the disease. >>> last month, kill co brought the steel mill for 72
the presidential election turns into high gear this week as mitt romney and president obama prepare to do battle. we'll have the latest on the campaign trail. that's still ahead. >>> and we're watching some scattered showers around the northeast while it's still dry here in maryland. we may see those showers as well. details in the forecast. >> welcome back to 11 news sunday morning. thank you very much for joining us. >> our top stories in a moment. first let's take a look outside with ava. >> after the chilly start to the day, now it's feeling a little better outdoors. that's what happens this time of year. such a difference between the morning and the afternoon you have to drink in layers. the dew point only at 50. so it's relatively dry out. right now calm winds. expect those to come out of the west. high temperatures today ranging from 70 to 74 degrees. that's not too bad. typical for a late september day. chance for scattered showers this afternoon and evening especially after 4 p.m. in baltimore. something to keep in mind. scattered being the key here. not everyone is going to see them. b
it is not causing any incident or delays james. ok erika thank you. president barack obama and republican mitt romney are pitching to college students and working-class voters in ohio today less than a week before early voting kicks off in the critical midwestern states. >> from the plant's three stops in major papaw's in areas as well as president obama. losing in ohio would dramatically narrow promise path to that 270 number that he needs for electorial college votes to win. >> americans may not be that crazy about president obamas health care law but they do not see is going away anytime soon. americans think the overall will go fully with some changes rairanging--the big expansion for the uninsured does not come to 2014. >> we have much more straight ahead when we come back. >> we are back some world news president mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address a general assembly today. he accused the united states of bullying and dominating. as the president takes the stage he may not have much of an audience as many world leaders are expected to walk out in protest when he takes the podium. mary
that president obama has expanded his lead over mitt romney in three key swing states, including a higher. ohio's an electoral votes are critical to winning the white house. and both campaigns are targeting the buckeye state this week. rallying voters and flooding the airwaves with ads. >> my policies will make things better for them. >> he attacked millions of hard- working people. >> president obama worked hard to fire a young voters of bowling green state university where he slammed mitt romney on china. >> when you see these ads he is running, talking about china, it is like the fox saying "we need a more secure chicken coops." >> talk is cheap. you can be extraordinarily eloquent and describe all the wonderful things you can do. when you cut through the words, you can look at the record. >> a new poll shows the president is leading romney 53% to 43% in a via. >> the president leaves and 10 points in know i a. that is time to ring the alarm bells. you already see the end fighting in all i/o. >> the president is also leading in other swing states. the romney camp says its internal polling sh
it will be a great benefit to children. >>> mitt romney and president barack obama are all cramming now for tomorrow's first presidential debate that goes off in denver. >> colorado still a tossup state and both candidates are fighting hard for the women's vote. danielle nottingham is at the debate site in denver. >> anita, colorado may help decide november's election and women are a key voting group. they make up the majority of the undecided in the state and will be tuned in wednesday night. carrie and her husband serve up yogurt and lattes for a living. the small business owner is supporting president obama, in part because she believes his healthcare reform law will help her provide insurance for her employees. >> 20% for a corporation to buy insurance. >> carrie thompson believes mitt romney has a better plan for helping small business. she is eager to hear him make that case. >> i think the economy is probably a major issue that is on theforefront of most people's minds. i hope that he spells out his stance on it. >> colorado isn't just hosting the first presidential debate, it is a bat
port man is doing his best obama impersonation. it has the president beating nationally by three points within the margin of error. despite a rough couple of weeks, however, romney is well within striking distance. right here on the stage, for the first time the two candidates will go face to face. it will focus on domestic policy, things like healthcare and the economy. that's where mitt romney sees his opening. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of to us describe the path way forward. >> reporter: the public is basically split on who they think can do a better job, president obama with a one-point edge at the moment. a praise which hasn't had huge swings, everything can change in one night but both sides had tried to lower expectations. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> about 6,000 to 8,000 people can fit in this arena behind me. you can expect a packed house. we are expecting tens of millions to watch from their homes, so the pressure is definitely on. >>> speaking of voters, in pennsylvania they're not going to be required to show a photo i.d. at the
to begin with foreign affairs. president obama will take a brief diplomatic detour from his campaign's front lines to address the simmering crises in iran, syria, and the broader muslim world before the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: this is a big deal. not only for the president explaining where the world stands but for him politically. >> but first things first -- we've got an election. >> reporter: on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly. aides say he'll focus on the recent unrest and death of ambassador christopher stevens. >> these are not human bumps in the road. >> either one or all of them shows a person with a different perspective than the perspective i have. >> reporter: today's u.n. speech will be the president's first international address since violence erupted across the muslim world. >> also so -- >> reporter: in bilateral meetings secretary clinton was told security of their embassy is their duty and must emphasize that nuclear weapons must be kept away
old. police are asking anyone with a similar experience to contact them. >>> president obama and republican presidential challenger mitt romney spent their day in new york city. president obama addressing the united nations, urging fellow leaders to take a stand against the violence in the muslim world. he condemned the antiislam film that sparked the protest overseas but said nothing justifies mindless violence. the president also had a message for iran and its nuclear program. >> make no mistake. a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that could be contained. it would threaten the nation of israel, the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. >> and after the president's u.n. address he headed cross town to speak to former president bill clinton's gathering of global leaders and that is where mitt romney had begun his day. romney took a political jab at president obama in his speech implying that he's not done enough to confront foreign policy challenges in libya,egypt and iran. during a stop in ohio, romney said his administration would not charac
hiked as game changers but even last month the obama advisors were saying they expect mitt romney to get a big boost from the media and in the polls after wednesday night. is that what we should expect to see? >> it's amazing how both sides can fall over each other to say nice things about each other right before the debate. i think the one and only time they'll say anything nice about each other. it's an interesting situation, for mitt romney, this debate is very important. he does need a game change. he's behind. there's time but time is running out so he needs to reverse momentum. for president obama, he needs to keep the momentum going. he wants to keep romney on the defense and that's what he's going to look to accomplish with the debate. >> it's going to be very tough. we're talking about the economy and the president has to answer that infamous question are we better off today than four years ago. seems like his advisors have even had problems answering that question. >> yeah. but at the same time he's definitely i think sort of turned the question into well, yes, we aren't better
candidates are retuing to virginia this morning. >> very popular state this election season. president obama headed to virginia beach. mitt romney is going to be at a veterans event in spring field. wednesday both men made appearances in the other -- one of the other battleground states. this time it was ohio. the latest poll there gives the president a 10-point lead and ohio carries 18 electoral votes. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> the romney campaign released a new one-minute ad trying to dispel the image that he's out of touch with ordinary people. early voting is already under way in two dozen states and it starts today in iowa and ohio it's tomorrow. >>> game on for real. the regular n.f.l. referees will return to the field for tonight's game in baltimore. >> thank goodness. the league reached a contract agreement with the refs two days after face-to-face talks following that disastrous end to monday night football. kristin fisher is live at fed ex field with an explanation on how they pul
decide to strike. >> president obama is ready to address the united nations in new york tomorrow. he's expected to focus on the wave of anti-american violence in the middle east. in an interview last night, the president called the recent uprising a bump in the road. during a campaign stop yesterday, mitt romney criticized the president's assessment. >> i think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy and universal rights. but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> egypt has elected a muslim brotherhood person as president. i don't consider these bumps in the road. >> the white house called romney's criticism desperate. the obama campaign also released a new ad today attacking romney for not releasing more of his tax returns. >>> some people in virginia have already made their choice for the next president. absentee voting is under way in the commonwealth. people come out today in fairfax county to cast their ballots. this is the earliest people have ever been able to vote in a pr
that is supported by first lady michelle obama. they say the program leaves them hungry and they are getting their message o out in a pretty unusual video. take a look. >> ♪ i need to get some food today, my friends are at the corner getting junk so they don't waste away ♪ >> guidelines limit call release -- calories to fight obesity. 650 call release, and 700 call release for middle school students and high school students, 800 calories. and now, half of each plate must be filled with vegetables and fruit and plus milk or a fruit smoothie tray. >> too healthy almost. >> so the usda says that the new men use are working in some schools and that the rules they are long overdue. >> i do like that song. >> i do. i really do. >> lynette was singing it during the break, so we'll see if we can hype up the band one more time. >>> is there anything a robot cannot do. >>> and first class coach, no matter who you are, flying can sometimes be a headache, eventual on air force one, what kept the president from landing, back in a bit. excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool.
is the leader and says they are aiming at the being aan person community and even though president obama and the naacp have support same sex marriage members of the group say they are not backing down. >> we support the president. we definitely support him. we just do not agree with his views on same sex marriage. >> reporter: the group is targeting african american communities andn baltimore city and baltimore county and prince george's county. we are live in federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. >>> the court could announce whether it will take up same sex marriages in two cases one involving a new york woman who sued saying federal law unfairly treats same sex couples for who are lawfully married in their state. she says she paid taxes on her wife's estate because at the time new york state didn't recognize their out of state marriage. a california case centers on the state voter approved same sex marriage. -- voter approved same sex marriage. >>> we have information an peanut butter recall that expanded raising more concerns for families. and sherrie johnson has details on what other pr
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, are thhse the first why israel says presidenn - obama must stand up tt iran. 3 krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. we're tracking breaking news tonight out of california. california. the man behind protests in muslim nations around the world is under arrest tonight. federal agents say nakoula asseley nakoula violated hii probbtiin for bank fraud charges. direct the film that wws desiined to enrage the islamic world. nakoula venngave the judge two different names pfter his rrest. 3 tensions are high in the middle east tonnght. controvees
foreign aid plan, of president obama address the united nations. the president condemned the entire-muslim video blame for sparking the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. he said the attack is an indefensible attack on america. >> accrued and disgusting video. there should be no doubt we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bring them to justice. >> mr. obama called on world leaders to confront the real cause of rage across the world. the clinton initiative unveiled a new approach to foreign aid, targeted on eliminating barriers to investment and trade in foreign nations. >> in exchange for removing those barriers, developing nations will receive u.s. assistance packages. >> from the also joked about sharing the stage with bill clinton. >> there is often a buzz aldrin on social media. a controversial call by nfl replacement referees gave the seattle seahawks a victory over the packers last night. even the president weighed in, saying the dispute was terrible. the nfl today admitted, in its own way, that the puckers should have won the game. they said it was because
thescenessfor days.but tomorrow nighh...presideet obama...and mitt romney finally squure off in tteir first televised debate. debate.the president holds a small lead overromney ii many polls.and that's whyyone llcal says that debate is so critical...to bothh andidates. 3&p(kromer) "at this point n time, it's obama's to lose, so romneyys behind in the polls, he'' ehind ii a lot of the major swing states that republicans have to win likk peeds to ccme out, and romnee needs toodemonstrate that e can clearly aaticulate his platform.. you an watch the presidential pebatetomorrow night...riggt 3ere on fox 45. big news out of pennnylvania. pennsylvania.it looks like voters there will find it lot easier to ccst their ballots in he presidential election.that's because a judge there has temporarily halted the state's new voter i-d law.it was one of the strictest in he country. republican supporters said it wwuld stop voter fraud. would keep voters... mostly their voters... away on expected to be appealee.is marylann representative elijahh cummings... swiitly responding to the pennsylavnia udge
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